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Adele Thomas, Indianapolis, Indiana abstracts

Identifier: L156

Scope and Contents

This collection includes title abstracts from Adele Thomas in Indianapolis, Indiana ranging from 1821 to 1962, regarding three lots in additions and subdivisions in the city.


  • 1821-1962


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Biographical Note

Adele Mounger Thomas was born on December 21, 1912 in Memphis Shel, Tennessee to William H. Mounger, minister, and Kathryn G. Wall. She was one of three children, including Mary and Billy, and their father's ministry took them to live in numerous small towns in Mississippi.

She and her husband, Claude Thomas, an accountant, lived in Indianapolis, Indiana for over 30 years, where she was involved in many organizations and won the award of "Woman of the Year" in 1978, given by the B'nai B'rith. She also managed family real estate holdings for 20 years, including, at one point, 50 properties. Thomas and Claude had two children: Cathy and John. The Thomases moved to North Carolina upon Claude's retirement. He predeceased her, and Thomas died March 2, 1999 in North Carolina.

Sources: "Monnger, Adele." 1930 United States Federal Census. Accessed February 3, 2016. "Thomas, Adele Mounger." North Carolina, Death Indexes, 1908-2004. Accessed February 3, 2016. "Thomas, Adele." U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995. Accessed February 3, 2016. "Thomas, Adele Mounger." U.S. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007. Accessed February 3, 2016. "Thomas, Adele M." U.S. Social Security Index. Accessed February 3, 2016.

"'Quiet Doer' to be Honored for Community Service." Indianapolis Star, June 22, 1978.


0.3 Cubic Feet (1 manuscript box)

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Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Adele Thomas in 1973-1976.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2016/02/03 by Edythe Huffman. EAD finding aid created 2016/02/03 by Edythe Huffman.
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Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.